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Innocence (Paperback, Reissue) Loot Price: R185
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Innocence (Paperback, Reissue)

Penelope Fitzgerald; Introduction by Julian Barnes

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Penelope Fitzgerald's novels all share the same stylish economy - she seems to cover amazing distances in a brief space, but the landscape of each varies - a houseboat on the Thames, a stage school, a village bookshop, the British Museum. Innocence is set in post-war Florence and follows the heart of Chiara, a young Italian girl of old family, who falls in love with a poor doctor from the south of Italy. The story is full of twists and surprises. Though we can never anticipate Chiara's behaviour (or of any of Fitzgerald's characters) we can recognize and believe it. We are offered all the unpredictability of life, with extra wisdom, humour, intelligence, and humanity thrown in. (Kirkus UK)
A new edition of the Booker Prize winner Penelope Fitzgerald's best-loved novel of romance in post-war Italy, with a new introduction by Julian Barnes. The Ridolfis are a Florentine family of long lineage and little money. It is 1955, and the family, like its decrepit villa and farm, has seen better days. Only eighteen-year-old Chiara shows anything like vitality. Chiara has set her heart on Salvatore, a young and brilliant doctor who resolved long ago to be emotionally dependent on no one. Faced with this, she calls on her English girlfriend Barney to help her make the impossible match...


Imprint: Fourth Estate
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 1987
Authors: Penelope Fitzgerald
Introduction by: Julian Barnes
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-654237-7
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-00-654237-9
Barcode: 9780006542377

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